Dentures can make it easier to chew food and eat a wider variety of nutritious foods. They can also improve your appearance if you have suffered tooth loss. However, millions of people who wear dentures also suffer from dry mouth, which can be uncomfortable and negatively affect your health.
DRY MOUTH AND DENTURE WEARERS
Saliva is extremely important and is essential to everybody’s health, but especially to denture wearers.
Saliva helps create suction between the denture and the gum tissue. This helps stabilize and retain the denture.
Saliva acts as a lubricant. This helps to prevent irritation and abrasion that can cause sore spots under the denture.
Finally, saliva is important in the prevention of many oral diseases such as Candida, also known as oral thrush, oral stomatitis and angular cheilosis, which are sores at the corner of the mouth.
Dry Mouth, also known as Xerostomia, may lead to loose dentures, irritations, sores and possible infection for denture wearers.
There are many causes of Dry Mouth:
Dry Mouth is a side effect of many common medications such as blood pressure medicine, decongestants and anti-depressants.
Systemic conditions such as Sjogrens’s Syndrome, diabetes, digestive problems, salivary gland tumors and liver dysfunction all reduce saliva production, resulting in Dry Mouth.
Breathing through your mouth, not drinking enough water (dehydration), and tobacco related products all contribute to Dry Mouth.
- Radiation Treatment
Radiation therapy, used to treat certain cancers, often results in reduced salivary gland function.
As we age, our salivary glands tend to produce less saliva, resulting in Dry Mouth.
Anyone with Dentures should pay attention to the products and medications they use and be aware of how they may impact their oral health and general well-being. After seeing patients suffer from the same unaddressed issues like Dry Mouth and Oral Infections for decades, Dr. Lorin Berland developed a line of oral care products specially designed for the unique needs of denture-wearers.
Adhesadent is the only denture adhesive that is specifically designed to treat and prevent dry mouth. Our unique formula contains Aloe Vera and Vitamins A, D & E to moisturize and sooth the gums, and a new copolymer that provides a strong, long-lasting hold yet is easier to clean from the appliance and gums. Adhesadent has the ADA Seal of Acceptance, while Fixodent and Poligrip do not.
Cleanadent Paste is the only cleansing paste that is gentle enough to be used both on the gums and the appliances, making them ideal for Fixed and Removable Implant Dentures and Full-Arch Bridges. Also great for removing adhesive off normal dentures and gums. Cleanadent Paste is specially formulated with Vitamins A, D & E, Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil and Tea Tree Oil to Moisturize the Mouth and Reduce Irritation.
Cleanadent Crystals is the only soak cleanser that instantly kills pathogens like Candida, Strep, Staph and Actinomyces on all removable oral appliances out the use of bleach or chlorine. These pathogens are the leading causes of Oral Thrush, Stomatitis and Pneumonia, and anyone with an oral appliance is at a high risk of infection. Cleanadent Crystals completely eliminate odor, remove heavy stains and disinfect appliances. Ideal for Dentures, Partials, Retainers, Aligners, Sleep Apnea Device, Mouth and Night Guards.
A Unique Line of Denture Products that Reduce Dry Mouth and Sore Spots!